Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Best Kept SMB Secret: Cloud WAF

Allen Mohler's Gym... Kids learn discipline and work ethic.
A legend in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sat with me on a long flight last week. I was immediately struck by his easy going demeanor that exuded confidence. I learned that he has his own MMA gym with 500+ fighters.  His specialty is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and there was no doubt he can take care of himself.

But can he take care of his website?

He's not focused on protecting his website. He's teaching boys how to be men. He needs a simple and cost effective solution to stop malicious attacks. 

Proxied web application firewalls have been around for a few years now, but surprisingly few SMBs know about them, or know how cost-effective they can be to stop malicious attacks.  

Enter the Dragon: Cloud services like Incapsula (SMB friendly) and Imperva (Commercial and Enterprise) drop malicious attacks before they hit your website. Incapsula even has a free service for websites that don't serve SSL traffic. Now, instead of having to worry about an appliance to take care of his web traffic... he can focus on taking care of his favorite students.